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Proclivities

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Location: Paris of the Piedmont
Gender: Male


Posted: Mar 14, 2021 - 7:08am



 Manbird wrote:


 Proclivities wrote:


 Ohmsen wrote:


 Proclivities wrote:


 Red_Dragon wrote:


 Proclivities wrote:
The old Skeleton Balladeer - took me a while (a little rusty) to remember how get the black areas transparent without losing too much detail to print just white ink on a dark shirt.

 


sold

 
Thanks

 

Hm. You only put one shirt up for sale, Procl? Was gonna go look for availability, to no avail, sadly... 
 
I haven't set up that shirt for European sales yet.  The Amazon interface wouldn't save those settings on a new product for some reason.  I have to "edit" it to add int'l markets - it should show up in a day or two.



Are you a private seller or do you have a merch account? I'm a mercher at Tier 6k

 
I have a merch account - Tier 100.  When I select foreign markets the "publish" button on the edit page becomes inactive.

Manbird

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Gender: Male


Posted: Mar 13, 2021 - 10:49am



 Proclivities wrote:


 Ohmsen wrote:


 Proclivities wrote:


 Red_Dragon wrote:


 Proclivities wrote:
The old Skeleton Balladeer - took me a while (a little rusty) to remember how get the black areas transparent without losing too much detail to print just white ink on a dark shirt.

 


sold

 
Thanks

 

Hm. You only put one shirt up for sale, Procl? Was gonna go look for availability, to no avail, sadly... 
 
I haven't set up that shirt for European sales yet.  The Amazon interface wouldn't save those settings on a new product for some reason.  I have to "edit" it to add int'l markets - it should show up in a day or two.



Are you a private seller or do you have a merch account? I'm a mercher at Tier 6k

Proclivities

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Location: Paris of the Piedmont
Gender: Male


Posted: Mar 13, 2021 - 7:39am



 Ohmsen wrote:


 Proclivities wrote:


 Red_Dragon wrote:


 Proclivities wrote:
The old Skeleton Balladeer - took me a while (a little rusty) to remember how get the black areas transparent without losing too much detail to print just white ink on a dark shirt.

 


sold

 
Thanks

 

Hm. You only put one shirt up for sale, Procl? Was gonna go look for availability, to no avail, sadly... 
 
I haven't set up that shirt for European sales yet.  The Amazon interface wouldn't save those settings on a new product for some reason.  I have to "edit" it to add int'l markets - it should show up in a day or two.

Ohmsen

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Gender: Male


Posted: Mar 13, 2021 - 7:25am



 Proclivities wrote:


 Red_Dragon wrote:


 Proclivities wrote:
The old Skeleton Balladeer - took me a while (a little rusty) to remember how get the black areas transparent without losing too much detail to print just white ink on a dark shirt.

 


sold

 
Thanks

 

Hm. You only put one shirt up for sale, Procl? Was gonna go look for availability, to no avail, sadly... 
Proclivities

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Location: Paris of the Piedmont
Gender: Male


Posted: Mar 13, 2021 - 7:14am



 Red_Dragon wrote:


 Proclivities wrote:
The old Skeleton Balladeer - took me a while (a little rusty) to remember how get the black areas transparent without losing too much detail to print just white ink on a dark shirt.

 


sold

 
Thanks

Red_Dragon

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Posted: Mar 12, 2021 - 5:40pm



 Proclivities wrote:
The old Skeleton Balladeer - took me a while (a little rusty) to remember how get the black areas transparent without losing too much detail to print just white ink on a dark shirt.

 


sold

Proclivities

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Location: Paris of the Piedmont
Gender: Male


Posted: Mar 12, 2021 - 11:34am



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I scan at ludicrously high resolution. Convert to grayscale, then use the crude "threshold" adjustment to find a happy on/off point. Then you can set the layer to "Blend if This Layer" set it to 1 or higher and the black should knock out.



You want to avoid any antialiasing, if possible, so if you scale the art up and down, do the Threshold again so all pixels are either on or off.

============

I have NOT tested this but there's a theory that if you make your white objects a bit non-white, like 254/255/255, that forces the printer to lay down a second layer of white on top of the white underbase, for a thicker better white. Probably not desirable on this detailed image but file it away for other stuff..
 
Thanks for those pointers.  Yeah, I usually scan hi-res and convert after; it's not like the ancient days of using a stat camera when you wanted detailed, print-ready black and white.  I'm using Corel PSP these days - works well for my purposes.  There are also some useful "tolerance" settings for transparency in the optimizer option when I save as a PNG - it shows a good preview; it is tough with fine-lined, detailed stuff though.  I need to play around in there some more with things like alpha channel but I'm primarily scanning black ink work anyhow.

ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Mar 12, 2021 - 11:08am



 Proclivities wrote:
The old Skeleton Balladeer - took me a while (a little rusty) to remember how get the black areas transparent without losing too much detail to print just white ink on a dark shirt.

 
I scan at ludicrously high resolution. Convert to grayscale, then use the crude "threshold" adjustment to find a happy on/off point. Then you can set the layer to "Blend if This Layer" set it to 1 or higher and the black should knock out.



You want to avoid any antialiasing, if possible, so if you scale the art up and down, do the Threshold again so all pixels are either on or off.

============

I have NOT tested this but there's a theory that if you make your white objects a bit non-white, like 254/255/255, that forces the printer to lay down a second layer of white on top of the white underbase, for a thicker better white. Probably not desirable on this detailed image but file it away for other stuff..

If the feathered edges are blowing out etc I do a curves adjustment first so I can control what areas go black/white but you have to end with the Threshold to get that hard edge.
Proclivities

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Location: Paris of the Piedmont
Gender: Male


Posted: Mar 12, 2021 - 9:16am

The old Skeleton Balladeer - took me a while (a little rusty) to remember how get the black areas transparent without losing too much detail to print just white ink on a dark shirt.

Red_Dragon

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Posted: Aug 8, 2020 - 12:09pm



R_P wrote:


 



R_P

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Posted: Aug 8, 2020 - 11:57am

Trump's mispronunciation of Yosemite brings $30K in sales to Jewish museum with 'Yo Semite' shirt
westslope

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Location: BC sage brush steppe


Posted: Aug 4, 2020 - 6:20pm



 haresfur wrote:


.....

 
Do you do mail-order?

 

Yes, I am asking for somebody else.   

Is it OK if we turn RP into a spontaneous, decentralized digital market place?  
haresfur

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Location: The Golden Triangle
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 4, 2020 - 3:26pm



 islander wrote:


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 haresfur wrote:


My other whinge is the crappy image sizing and placement on the shirts and crappy shirt quality.
 

I bought some $6 blank "Amazon Essentials" T shirts and they're really nice. Like, ideal. I chimed in on a few places that Amz will see it that I think they should switch. Of course, the Port and Co. blanks they print on probably cost Jeff about 14¢ when he buys a million at a time, so he probably doesn't want to.
 
Which ones?  I'm not thrilled with the port & co shirts we just did. They were okay, but not great, and I had to compromise a lot on colors.   

Also - just got our shirts w/ your logo. They are great and people love the smoke machine ones. I think I will print a bunch for the boat show this year. We learned a bit about the process too and the order of colors. Have a few little glitches but the local guys we are using are just opening back up, so hopefully it will smooth out. I made one for you and it will be packed with your licensing fee and in the mail shortly. 

 
Do you do mail-order?

ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 4, 2020 - 9:49am



 islander wrote:


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 haresfur wrote:


My other whinge is the crappy image sizing and placement on the shirts and crappy shirt quality.
 

I bought some $6 blank "Amazon Essentials" T shirts and they're really nice. Like, ideal. I chimed in on a few places that Amz will see it that I think they should switch. Of course, the Port and Co. blanks they print on probably cost Jeff about 14¢ when he buys a million at a time, so he probably doesn't want to.
 
Which ones?  I'm not thrilled with the port & co shirts we just did. They were okay, but not great, and I had to compromise a lot on colors.   

Also - just got our shirts w/ your logo. They are great and people love the smoke machine ones. I think I will print a bunch for the boat show this year. We learned a bit about the process too and the order of colors. Have a few little glitches but the local guys we are using are just opening back up, so hopefully it will smooth out. I made one for you and it will be packed with your licensing fee and in the mail shortly. 

  


These are the ones I got
... wasn't paying attention to the "red dot" aspect of it but hey you can get palm trees too if you want. This listing mostly pairs 2 random colors/patterns, but I think you can search and find all one color...
westslope

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Location: BC sage brush steppe


Posted: Aug 4, 2020 - 8:41am

I once printed up a t-shirt that said:   

God is coming.  And she is pissed.


I gave it to my Aunt who is a social worker by training.   I think she liked the idea but did not wear it.
islander

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Location: Seattle
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 4, 2020 - 6:51am



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 haresfur wrote:


My other whinge is the crappy image sizing and placement on the shirts and crappy shirt quality.
 

I bought some $6 blank "Amazon Essentials" T shirts and they're really nice. Like, ideal. I chimed in on a few places that Amz will see it that I think they should switch. Of course, the Port and Co. blanks they print on probably cost Jeff about 14¢ when he buys a million at a time, so he probably doesn't want to.
 
Which ones?  I'm not thrilled with the port & co shirts we just did. They were okay, but not great, and I had to compromise a lot on colors.   

Also - just got our shirts w/ your logo. They are great and people love the smoke machine ones. I think I will print a bunch for the boat show this year. We learned a bit about the process too and the order of colors. Have a few little glitches but the local guys we are using are just opening back up, so hopefully it will smooth out. I made one for you and it will be packed with your licensing fee and in the mail shortly. 

ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 3, 2020 - 10:33pm



 haresfur wrote:


My other whinge is the crappy image sizing and placement on the shirts and crappy shirt quality.
 

I bought some $6 blank "Amazon Essentials" T shirts and they're really nice. Like, ideal. I chimed in on a few places that Amz will see it that I think they should switch. Of course, the Port and Co. blanks they print on probably cost Jeff about 14¢ when he buys a million at a time, so he probably doesn't want to.
Proclivities

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Location: Paris of the Piedmont
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 3, 2020 - 7:13pm



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 Proclivities wrote:
It's not about political correctness, it's about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and finding the best tags and keywords to get one's design to peoples' screens.  Just within Amazon a search like "Thor's hammer shirt" yields over 750 results - getting one's shirt atop that list (or even in the first three pages) is tricky.  A Google search has over 600,000 results.

 

Actually, I'm saying I'm afraid of Disney's copyright lawyers and/or Amazon's TM checker-bot.

EDIT:
somebody just bought an Ullr shirt. Coincidence? Thanks!
 

Oh, I wasn't thinking in terms of "Thor" the Marvel superhero if that's what you meant as far as Disney stuff.  It's odd how much infringement stuff I come across through Amazon Merch - I guess they eventually get caught.  Red Bubble is rampant with it, but they do have a lot more products, and most of the sellers seem to actually be designers or illustrators, not grifters who just pump out those unimaginative, humorless things that clog up search results: white type on black, using Arial, Georgia, Campus (or some "college" type font), or even Comic Sans.   Red Bubble's biggest drawback I've seen is their shipping charges.
haresfur

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Location: The Golden Triangle
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 3, 2020 - 4:56pm

I would actually go to a site that curated products as sort of a hybrid of the traditional store and the Amazon throw everything in there and let the search engine sort it out. Of course that depends on a curator with taste, but there ought to be value added in someone saying, "Out of all the Stable Genius shirt's I've seen, SFWs is by far the nicest. (it is)"

My other whinge is the crappy image sizing and placement on the shirts and crappy shirt quality.
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 3, 2020 - 3:55pm



 Proclivities wrote:


 Ohmsen wrote:


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 Ohmsen wrote:
Well, I was just tryin' to be friendly here. Graphic artists can do things in a breeze, without violating any property rights. Maybe, that's beyond scope for some. Sorry for the disturbance. 

Dis-Turban-Tsss.

~ Ain't seen no tattoeers payin' ransome for world heritage imagery used yet, but perhaps your system will clear that one out for good, too, just as all the rest that's being moneytiza-babble. If so, drowning may be fruit-of-the-loom. (Hopefully not!!!)


 
It's not usually the actual art that's the problem, but the advertising, the words you have to use to get it onto peoples' screens. 

 

You mean words like Thor's Hammer and such? ~ Didn't know we were that far down the sewers with our political correctness drive..! ~ God help, please!!! ...with creative wordings ....such as Thursday's Hammer.

 

It's not about political correctness, it's about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and finding the best tags and keywords to get one's design to peoples' screens.  Just within Amazon a search like "Thor's hammer shirt" yields over 750 results - getting one's shirt atop that list (or even in the first three pages) is tricky.  A Google search has over 600,000 results.

 

Actually, I'm saying I'm afraid of Disney's copyright lawyers and/or Amazon's TM checker-bot.

EDIT:
somebody just bought an Ullr shirt. Coincidence? Thanks!
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